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Women's Soccer

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Midway through the first half of Sunday's national championship game at Avaya Stadium, USC's Kayla Mills took a West Virginia shot flush in the face from no more than a few yards away. It felt, well, unpleasant. A ball to the nose will feel that way.

"I wanted to cry," Mills said after the game. "I wanted to stop, but I was like 'Oh my gosh, the ball is still in our half. I cannot let them score, because I did not get hit in the face for nothing.' And so, I was just trying to get myself sorted out. I didn't want to take that for nothing.

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2017 NCAA championship information

WHEN: Dec. 1-3

WHERE: Orlando City SC Stadium (Orlando, Fla.)

2016 CHAMPION: USC

MOST TITLES: North Carolina, 21

HISTORY: Past Division I Champions

MORE INFORMATION: NCAA.com